Dear Parents,


    Good afternoon and welcome to Gulf Shores High School.  I hope this year will be exciting and productive for your child.  My syllabus along with lab safety rules were given to your child previously.   Please ensure your child’s lab safety contract has been returned as soon as possible. Students cannot participate in lab without a signed safety contract.


    The syllabus and lab safety contract are also posted in my Google Classroom.  This site also contains a link to the on-line textbook, classroom notes, and labs. 

    The class codes are:


    1st: vo6v6t0

    2nd: 37cuyak

    3rd: ur4mppd

    7th: f1akbkq  

    8th: 9j752y8



    The online textbook can be accessed by going to https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do. You can click on the link in google classroom, too. The user name is STUDENT.B  and the password is gshsbiology02. The code to join is MWMOF4DKKRNYO. 


    I send out notifications of due dates for tests and projects and other information through Remind.  If you wish to receive notices about through Remind, text the number 81010 and in the message type @Marcum18. 


    Test are given after completion of each chapter.  Students take notes on each chapter.  Often these are fill in the blank notes to be used as a study guide through the chapter. At the end of notes, I do a review with the students telling them what they especially need to understand to succeed on the test.  Vocabulary is very important in this course. Students are also graded for labs and lab write-ups.  If you child needs extra help on homework or studying for the test, I am available before school (7:15am), after school, and anytime during second FOCUS on Thursday and Friday.


    Please check your student’s INOW grades often.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me at kmarcum@bcbe.org.You can also call me at 968-4747. Students may see me on Thursday or Friday during second focus to make up missed assignments, tests, or quizzes.





    Krista Marcum